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alchemist (Also alchemists) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to alchemist

robert_curl

  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Curl; Robert F. Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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davy

  • noun English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
    Humphrey Davy; Sir Humphrey Davy.

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pasteur

  • noun French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)
    Louis Pasteur.

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boyle

  • noun United States writer (1902-1992)
    Kay Boyle.
  • noun Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691)
    Robert Boyle.

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synthetic

  • noun a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
    synthetic substance.
  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    man-made; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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hans_fischer

  • noun German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
    Fischer.

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philosopher's_stone

  • noun hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
    philosophers' stone; elixir.

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harold_kroto

  • noun British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)
    Kroto; Sir Harold Walter Kroto; Harold W. Kroto.

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edward_morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    Edward Williams Morley; E. W. Morley; Morley.

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radiochemistry

  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances
    nuclear chemistry.

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karl_scheele

  • noun Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
    Karl Wilhelm Scheele; Scheele.

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wallace_hume_carothers

  • noun United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
    Wallace Carothers; Carothers.

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doubting_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.
  • noun someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)

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edward_williams_morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    E. W. Morley; Morley; Edward Morley.

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linus_pauling

  • noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
    Pauling; Linus Carl Pauling.

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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calvin

  • noun United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
    Melvin Calvin.
  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; John Calvin; Jean Cauvin; Jean Chauvin.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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surface_chemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies processes occurring at interfaces between phases (especially those between liquid and gas)

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kabbalist

  • noun an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
    cabalist.
  • noun a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
    Cabalist.

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immunochemistry

  • noun the field of chemistry concerned with chemical processes in immunology (such as chemical studies of antigens and antibodies)
    chemoimmunology.

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antoine_laurent_lavoisier

  • noun French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
    Antoine Lavoisier; Lavoisier.

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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solver

  • noun a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
    convergent thinker; problem solver.

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masorete

  • noun a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
    Massorete; Masorite.

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renaissance_man

  • noun a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests
    generalist.
    • a statistician has to be something of a generalist
  • noun a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics

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john_dalton

  • noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
    Dalton.

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sir_geoffrey_wilkinson

  • noun English chemist honored for his research on pollutants in car exhausts (born in 1921)
    Wilkinson.

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josiah_willard_gibbs

  • noun United States chemist (1839-1903)
    Gibbs.

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christian_schonbein

  • noun German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868)
    Schonbein; Christian Friedrich Schonbein.

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thinker

  • noun an important intellectual
    mind; creative thinker.
    • the great minds of the 17th century
  • noun someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

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joseph_priestley

  • noun English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804)
    Priestley.

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divergent_thinker

  • noun a thinker who moves away from the problem as stated and often has novel ideas and solutions

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marya_sklodowska

  • noun French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
    Marie Curie; Curie; Madame Curie.

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brain-worker

  • noun someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems
    brainworker.

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atomism

  • noun (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomic theory; atomist theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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salutatory_speaker

  • noun a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
    salutatorian.

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skeptic

  • noun someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
    sceptic; doubter.

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pill_pusher

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; apothecary; pharmacist; chemist.

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learned

  • adjective satellite having or showing profound knowledge
    erudite.
    • a learned jurist
    • an erudite professor
  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn; learn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate

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schoolman

  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
    academician.
  • noun a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
    medieval Schoolman.

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richard_j._roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Roberts; Richard John Roberts.

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theorist

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theoretician; theoriser; idealogue; theorizer.

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licentiate

  • noun holds a license (degree) from a (European) university

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alchemize

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemise.

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sir_robert_robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Robinson.

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bob_woodward

  • noun United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
    Woodward; Robert Burns Woodward; Robert Woodward.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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photochemistry

  • noun branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of light

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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fischer

  • noun German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)
    Hans Fischer.
  • noun German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
    Emil Hermann Fischer.

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kekule

  • noun German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
    Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz; Friedrich August Kekule.

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alchemist

  • noun one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone

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ziegler

  • noun German chemist honored for his research on polymers (1898-1973)
    Karl Waldemar Ziegler.

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ruminator

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    muser; muller; ponderer.

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pseudoscience

  • noun an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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adolf_windaus

  • noun German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959)
    Windaus.

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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dmitri_mendeleev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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rocket_scientist

  • noun a clever thinker
    • you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure that out
  • noun an engineer who builds and tests rockets
    rocket engineer.

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decipherer

  • noun the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
    decoder.
  • noun a reader capable of reading and interpreting illegible or obscure text

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massorete

  • noun a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
    Masorite; Masorete.

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lars_onsager

  • noun United States chemist (born in Norway) noted for his work in thermodynamics (1903-1976)
    Onsager.

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willard_frank_libby

  • noun United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)
    Libby.

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inorganic

  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis
    • hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances
  • adjective lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms

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brainworker

  • noun someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems
    brain-worker.

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eruditeness

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    encyclopaedism; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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richard_adolph_zsigmondy

  • noun German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)
    Zsigmondy.

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doubt

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubtfulness; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubtfulness; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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panacea

  • noun hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
    catholicon; cure-all; nostrum.
  • noun (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

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svante_august_arrhenius

  • noun Swedish chemist and physicist noted for his theory of chemical dissociation (1859-1927)
    Arrhenius.

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alfred_nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Nobel.

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mendeleev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Dmitri Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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clever

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite mentally quick and resourceful
    apt.
    • an apt pupil
    • you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

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erlenmeyer

  • noun German chemist (1825-1909)
    Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer.

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ernest_solvay

  • noun Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
    Solvay.

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nernst

  • noun German physicist and chemist who formulated the third law of thermodynamics (1864-1941)
    Walther Hermann Nernst.

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pharmacologist

  • noun someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)
    pharmaceutical chemist.

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academician

  • noun someone elected to honorary membership in an academy
  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
    schoolman.

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george_washington_carver

  • noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
    Carver.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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sir_humphrey_davy

  • noun English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
    Humphrey Davy; Davy.

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schonbein

  • noun German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868)
    Christian Schonbein; Christian Friedrich Schonbein.

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priestley

  • noun English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804)
    Joseph Priestley.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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anomalist

  • noun someone who has a special interest in exceptional cases

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electrochemistry

  • noun branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of electricity and the production of electricity by chemical reactions

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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pusher

  • noun one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
    thruster.
  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug peddler; drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler.

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jons_jakob_berzelius

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)
    Berzelius.

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theologiser

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologist.

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organizer

  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    arranger; organiser.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting
  • noun someone who enlists workers to join a union
    labor organizer; organiser.

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windaus

  • noun German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959)
    Adolf Windaus.

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schoolman

  • noun a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
    medieval Schoolman.
  • noun a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
    academician.

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clog

  • noun footwear usually with wooden soles
    geta; patten; sabot.
  • noun any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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unusual_person

  • noun a person who is unusual
    anomaly.

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futurist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
  • noun someone who predicts the future
    fantast.

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urey

  • noun United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)
    Harold Clayton Urey; Harold Urey.

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e._w._morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    Edward Williams Morley; Morley; Edward Morley.

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buchner

  • noun German organic chemist who studied alcoholic fermentation and discovered zymase (1860-1917)
    Eduard Buchner.

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nuclear_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances
    radiochemistry.

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sceptic

  • noun someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
    skeptic; doubter.

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the_admirable_crichton

  • noun Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582)
    Crichton; James Crichton.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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richard_john_roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Roberts; Richard J. Roberts.

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eigen

  • noun German chemist who did research on high-speed chemical reactions (born in 1927)
    Manfred Eigen.

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paul_hermann_muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Muller.

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predictor

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; soothsayer; prognosticator.
  • noun information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events
    • the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance

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chemical_science

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemistry.

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langmuir

  • noun United States chemist who studied surface chemistry and developed the gas-filled tungsten lamp and worked on high temperature electrical discharges (1881-1957)
    Irving Langmuir.

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vedist

  • noun a scholar of or an authority on the Vedas

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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mosander

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered rare earth elements (1797-1858)
    Carl Gustaf Mossander.

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dorothy_mary_crowfoot_hodgkin

  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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astrology

  • noun a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
    star divination.

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le

  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    lupus erythematosus.

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apothegm

  • noun a short pithy instructive saying
    aphorism; apophthegm.

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theologian

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologizer; theologiser; theologist.

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muser

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    ruminator; muller; ponderer.

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hevesy

  • noun Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)
    George Charles Hevesy de Hevesy.

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prodigy

  • noun an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    • she is a chess prodigy
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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generalist

  • noun a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests
    Renaissance man.
    • a statistician has to be something of a generalist

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klaproth

  • noun German chemist who pioneered analytical chemistry and discovered three new elements (1743-1817)
    Martin Heinrich Klaproth.

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dmitri_mendeleyev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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ronald_george_wreyford_norrish

  • noun English chemist (1897-1978)
    Norrish.

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crichton

  • noun Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582)
    The Admirable Crichton; James Crichton.

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eduard_buchner

  • noun German organic chemist who studied alcoholic fermentation and discovered zymase (1860-1917)
    Buchner.

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historiographer

  • noun a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
    historian.

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tadeus_reichstein

  • noun a Swiss chemist born in Poland; studied the hormones of the adrenal cortex
    Reichstein.

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star_divination

  • noun a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
    astrology.

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classifier

  • noun a person who creates classifications
  • noun a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs

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harold_w._kroto

  • noun British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)
    Kroto; Sir Harold Walter Kroto; Harold Kroto.

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henry_cavendish

  • noun British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
    Cavendish.

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kroto

  • noun British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)
    Sir Harold Walter Kroto; Harold Kroto; Harold W. Kroto.

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organiser

  • noun someone who enlists workers to join a union
    organizer; labor organizer.
  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    organizer; arranger.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting

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apothecary

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; pill pusher; pharmacist; chemist.

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glenn_t._seaborg

  • noun United States chemist who was one of the discoverers of plutonium (1912-1999)
    Glenn Theodore Seaborg; Seaborg.

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valedictory_speaker

  • noun the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
    valedictorian.

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hahn

  • noun German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968)
    Otto Hahn.

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scheele

  • noun Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
    Karl Scheele; Karl Wilhelm Scheele.

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shakespearian

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearean.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearean.
    • Shakespearean plays

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wonderer

  • noun someone who is curious about something
  • noun someone filled with admiration and awe; someone who wonders at something
    marveller.

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excogitator

  • noun a thinker who considers carefully and thoroughly

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salutatorian

  • noun a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
    salutatory speaker.

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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friedrich_august_kekule

  • noun German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
    Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz; Kekule.

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athanor

  • noun a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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philosophers'_stone

  • noun hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
    philosopher's stone; elixir.

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possibility

  • noun a future prospect or potential
    • this room has great possibilities
  • noun capability of existing or happening or being true
    possibleness.
    • there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

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alchemist

  • noun one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone

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questioning

  • noun a request for information
    inquiring.
  • verb challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    call into question; question; oppugn.
    • We must question your judgment in this matter

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problem_solver

  • noun a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
    solver; convergent thinker.

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muller

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    ruminator; muser; ponderer.
  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.

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mendeleyev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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book_lover

  • noun someone who loves (and usually collects) books
    bibliophile; booklover.

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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scholarly_person

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    bookman; scholar; student.

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karl_waldemar_ziegler

  • noun German chemist honored for his research on polymers (1898-1973)
    Ziegler.

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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arrhenius

  • noun Swedish chemist and physicist noted for his theory of chemical dissociation (1859-1927)
    Svante August Arrhenius.

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faraday

  • noun the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)
    Michael Faraday.

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curl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curlicue; roll.
  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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philosophizer

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophiser.

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synthetic_thinking

  • noun the combination of ideas into a complex whole
    synthesis.

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urinal

  • noun a plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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bel_esprit

  • noun a witty or clever person with a fine mind

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historian

  • noun a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
    historiographer.

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robert_bunsen

  • noun German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)
    Robert Wilhelm Bunsen; Bunsen.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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soothsayer

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; predictor; prognosticator.

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soren_peter_lauritz_sorensen

  • noun Danish chemist who devised the pH scale (1868-1939)
    Sorensen.

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martin_heinrich_klaproth

  • noun German chemist who pioneered analytical chemistry and discovered three new elements (1743-1817)
    Klaproth.

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illusionist

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; seer.
  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    prestidigitator; conjurer; magician; conjuror.

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edmund_malone

  • noun English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare's plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741-1812)
    Malone; Edmond Malone.

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jordan

A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists. Obs. Halliwell.

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zsigmondy

  • noun German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)
    Richard Adolph Zsigmondy.

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william_nunn_lipscom_jr.

  • noun United States chemist noted for his theories of molecular structure (born in 1919)
    Lipscomb.

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harold_clayton_urey

  • noun United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)
    Urey; Harold Urey.

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bel

The Babylonian name of the god known among the Hebrews as Baal. See Baal. Baruch vi. 41.

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cryptanalyst

  • noun decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
    cryptographer; cryptologist.

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savant

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; pundit; learned person.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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idealogue

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; theoriser; theorizer.

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lover

  • noun a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; fan; buff.

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pill_roller

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill pusher; apothecary; pharmacist; chemist.

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seer

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; illusionist.
  • noun an observer who perceives visually
    • an incurable seer of movies

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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bookworm

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; scholastic.
  • noun someone who spends a great deal of time reading

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erudition

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; learning; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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reichstein

  • noun a Swiss chemist born in Poland; studied the hormones of the adrenal cortex
    Tadeus Reichstein.

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william_crookes

  • noun English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
    Sir William Crookes; Crookes.

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giulio_natta

  • noun Italian chemist noted for work on polymers (1903-1979)
    Natta.

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joseph_black

  • noun British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)
    Black.

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pharmacist

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; pill pusher; apothecary; chemist.

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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phytochemistry

  • noun the branch of organic chemistry dealing with the chemistry of plants

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morley

  • noun United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
    Edward Williams Morley; E. W. Morley; Edward Morley.

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atomic_theory

  • noun a theory of the structure of the atom
  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomism; atomist theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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emil_hermann_fischer

  • noun German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
    Fischer.

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visionary

  • noun a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    illusionist; seer.

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theologizer

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologiser; theologist.

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richard_august_carl_emil_erlenmeyer

  • noun German chemist (1825-1909)
    Erlenmeyer.

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alumna

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; grad; alumnus; graduate.

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doc

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce; Commerce Department; Department of Commerce.

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diviner

  • noun someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
  • adjective satellite emanating from God
    godly; divine.
    • divine judgment
    • divine guidance
    • everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review

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sir_james_dewar

  • noun Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)
    Dewar.

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robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Sir Robert Robinson.
  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson; Walker Smith; Ray Robinson.

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robert_boyle

  • noun Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691)
    Boyle.

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roald_hoffmann

  • noun United States chemist (born in Poland) who used quantum mechanics to understand chemical reactions (born in 1937)
    Hoffmann.

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sage

  • noun a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  • noun aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc

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islamist

  • noun a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
  • noun an orthodox Muslim

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paul_john_flory

  • noun United States chemist who developed methods for studying long-chain molecules (1910-1985)
    Flory.

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sir_harold_walter_kroto

  • noun British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)
    Kroto; Harold Kroto; Harold W. Kroto.

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shakespearean

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearian.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearian.
    • Shakespearean plays

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anticipant

  • noun one who anticipates
    anticipator.
  • adjective satellite marked by eager anticipation
    expectant; anticipative.
    • an expectant hush

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thermochemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies the relation between chemical action and the amount of heat absorbed or generated

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wilkinson

  • noun English chemist honored for his research on pollutants in car exhausts (born in 1921)
    Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson.

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wilhelm_ostwald

  • noun German chemist (1853-1932)
    Ostwald.

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charles_martin_hall

  • noun United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)
    Hall.

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booklover

  • noun someone who loves (and usually collects) books
    bibliophile; book lover.

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karl_wilhelm_scheele

  • noun Swedish chemist (born in Germany) who discovered oxygen before Priestley did (1742-1786)
    Karl Scheele; Scheele.

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libby

  • noun United States chemist who developed a method of radiocarbon dating (1908-1980)
    Willard Frank Libby.

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physical_chemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances

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doubting

  • adjective satellite marked by or given to doubt
    skeptical; sceptical; questioning.
    • a skeptical attitude
    • a skeptical listener
  • verb consider unlikely or have doubts about
    doubt.
    • I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage

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aphorism

  • noun a short pithy instructive saying
    apophthegm; apothegm.

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scholiast

  • noun a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)

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richard_smalley

  • noun American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
    Smalley; Richard E. Smalley; Richard Errett Smalley.

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theoretician

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoriser; idealogue; theorizer.

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edmond_malone

  • noun English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare's plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741-1812)
    Malone; Edmund Malone.

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haber

  • noun German chemist noted for the synthetic production of ammonia from the nitrogen in air (1868-1934)
    Fritz Haber.

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berzelius

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)
    Jons Jakob Berzelius.

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bibliophile

  • noun someone who loves (and usually collects) books
    booklover; book lover.

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lorenzo_the_magnificent

  • noun Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492)
    Lorenzo de'Medici.

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wise_man

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    mentor.

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sir_alexander_robertus_todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Todd.

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aphorist

  • noun someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms

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encyclopedism

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; learning; erudition; scholarship.

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pauling

  • noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
    Linus Pauling; Linus Carl Pauling.

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creative_thinker

  • noun an important intellectual
    thinker; mind.
    • the great minds of the 17th century

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egghead

  • noun an intellectual; a very studious and academic person
    • in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead

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clever_clogs

  • noun an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
    clever Dick.

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inorganic_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of compounds that do not contain hydrocarbon radicals

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humanist

  • noun a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanitarian.

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woodward

  • noun United States historian (1908-1999)
    C. Vann Woodward; Comer Vann Woodward.
  • noun United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
    Robert Burns Woodward; Robert Woodward; Bob Woodward.

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dalton

  • noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
    John Dalton.

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grad

  • noun one-hundredth of a right angle
    grade.
  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; alumna; alumnus; graduate.

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sinologist

  • noun a student of Chinese history and language and culture

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melvin_calvin

  • noun United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
    Calvin.

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druggist

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    pill roller; pill pusher; apothecary; pharmacist; chemist.

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robert_woodward

  • noun United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
    Woodward; Robert Burns Woodward; Bob Woodward.

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apophthegm

  • noun a short pithy instructive saying
    aphorism; apothegm.

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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gibbs

  • noun United States chemist (1839-1903)
    Josiah Willard Gibbs.

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postdoc

  • noun a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research
    post doc; postdoctoral.
  • noun a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
    post doc.

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wonder

  • noun the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    admiration; wonderment.
  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    marvel.
    • the wonders of modern science

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harold_urey

  • noun United States chemist who discovered deuterium (1893-1981)
    Harold Clayton Urey; Urey.

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kerotakis

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exponent

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; advocate.
  • noun someone who expounds and interprets or explains

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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atomistic

  • adjective divided into separate and often disparate elements
    atomistical.

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genius

  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Einstein; brainiac; mastermind; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein
  • noun unusual mental ability
    brilliance.

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dewar

  • noun vacuum flask that holds liquid air or helium for scientific experiments
    Dewar flask.
  • noun Scottish chemist and physicist noted for his work in cryogenics and his invention of the Dewar flask (1842-1923)
    Sir James Dewar.

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chemic

  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemical.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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philosophiser

  • noun someone who considers situations from a philosophical point of view
    philosophizer.

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alfred_bernhard_nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Nobel; Nobel.

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hypothesis

  • noun a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    theory; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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carothers

  • noun United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
    Wallace Carothers; Wallace Hume Carothers.

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lorenzo_de'medici

  • noun Italian statesman and scholar who supported many artists and humanists including Michelangelo and Leonardo and Botticelli (1449-1492)
    Lorenzo the Magnificent.

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hodgkin

  • noun English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Thomas Hodgkin.
  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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carver

  • noun United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
    George Washington Carver.
  • noun makes decorative wooden panels
    woodcarver.

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mujtihad

  • noun an Islamic scholar who engages in ijtihad, the effort to derive rules of divine law from Muslim sacred texts

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theologist

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologiser.

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valedictorian

  • noun the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
    valedictory speaker.

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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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alchemistic

  • adjective of or relating to alchemists
    alchemistical.

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todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Sir Alexander Robertus Todd.
  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Sweeney Todd.

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clever_dick

  • noun an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
    clever clogs.

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louis_pasteur

  • noun French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)
    Pasteur.

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kuhn

  • noun Austrian chemist who did research on carotenoids and vitamins (1900-1967)
    Richard Kuhn.

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forecaster

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    soothsayer; predictor; prognosticator.

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theoriser

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; idealogue; theorizer.

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phytochemist

  • noun a chemist who specializes in the chemistry of plants

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joroslav_heyrovsky

  • noun Czechoslovakian chemist who developed polarography (1890-1967)
    Heyrovsky.

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friedrich_august_kekule_von_stradonitz

  • noun German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
    Friedrich August Kekule; Kekule.

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robert_burns_woodward

  • noun United States chemist honored for synthesizing complex organic compounds (1917-1979)
    Woodward; Robert Woodward; Bob Woodward.

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nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Alfred Nobel.

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richard_kuhn

  • noun Austrian chemist who did research on carotenoids and vitamins (1900-1967)
    Kuhn.

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carl_gustaf_mossander

  • noun Swedish chemist who discovered rare earth elements (1797-1858)
    Mosander.

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learning

  • noun the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
    acquisition.
    • the child's acquisition of language
  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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unusual

  • adjective not usual or common or ordinary
    • a scene of unusual beauty
    • a man of unusual ability
    • cruel and unusual punishment
    • an unusual meteorite
  • adjective being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
    strange.
    • a strange exaltation that was indefinable
    • a strange fantastical mind
    • what a strange sense of humor she has

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christian_friedrich_schonbein

  • noun German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868)
    Christian Schonbein; Schonbein.

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robert_floyd_curl_jr.

  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Curl; Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl.

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pharmaceutic

  • noun drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
    pharmaceutical.
  • adjective of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists
    pharmaceutical.
    • the pharmaceutical industry

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learned_person

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; savant; pundit.

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anomaly

  • noun deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
    anomalousness.
  • noun a person who is unusual
    unusual person.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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irving_langmuir

  • noun United States chemist who studied surface chemistry and developed the gas-filled tungsten lamp and worked on high temperature electrical discharges (1881-1957)
    Langmuir.

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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chemical_substance

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical.

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flory

  • noun United States chemist who developed methods for studying long-chain molecules (1910-1985)
    Paul John Flory.

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goliard

  • noun a wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs

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manfred_eigen

  • noun German chemist who did research on high-speed chemical reactions (born in 1927)
    Eigen.

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solvate

  • noun a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • verb cause a solvation in (a substance)

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pedant

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    scholastic; bookworm.

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pill

  • noun something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
  • noun a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    lozenge; tab; tablet.

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speculator

  • noun someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    plunger.

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madame_curie

  • noun French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
    Marie Curie; Curie; Marya Sklodowska.

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linus_carl_pauling

  • noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
    Linus Pauling; Pauling.

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frederick_soddy

  • noun English chemist whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes (1877-1956)
    Soddy.

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dick

  • noun someone who is a detective
    gumshoe; hawkshaw.
  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; putz; peter; pecker.

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salutatory

  • noun an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
    salutatory oration; salutatory address.

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lipscomb

  • noun United States chemist noted for his theories of molecular structure (born in 1919)
    William Nunn Lipscom Jr..

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crookes

  • noun English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
    William Crookes; Sir William Crookes.
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    crook; curve.
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply

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intellect

  • noun knowledge and intellectual ability
    mind.
    • he reads to improve his mind
    • he has a keen intellect
  • noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    reason; understanding.
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

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dmitri_ivanovich_mendeleyev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev.

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prognosticator

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; soothsayer; predictor.

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doctor

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doc; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    Doctor of the Church.
    • the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages

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sorensen

  • noun Danish chemist who devised the pH scale (1868-1939)
    Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen.

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richard_e._smalley

  • noun American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
    Smalley; Richard Smalley; Richard Errett Smalley.

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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arabist

  • noun a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture

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theorizer

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; theoriser; idealogue.

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marie_curie

  • noun French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
    Curie; Madame Curie; Marya Sklodowska.

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gay-lussac

  • noun French chemist and physicist who first isolated boron and who formulated the law describing the behavior of gases under constant pressure (1778-1850)
    Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.

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alchemic

  • adjective related to or concerned with alchemy
    alchemical.

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james_crichton

  • noun Scottish man of letters and adventurer (1560-1582)
    Crichton; The Admirable Crichton.

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le_chatelier

  • noun French chemist who formulated Le Chatelier's principle (1850-1936)
    Henry le Chatelier.

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malone

  • noun English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare's plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741-1812)
    Edmund Malone; Edmond Malone.

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curie

  • noun a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
    Ci.
  • noun French physicist; husband of Marie Curie (1859-1906)
    Pierre Curie.

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william_hyde_wollaston

  • noun English chemist and physicist who discovered palladium and rhodium and demonstrated that static and current electricity are the same (1766-1828)
    Wollaston.

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faust

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faustus.

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student

  • noun a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
    educatee; pupil.
  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; scholar.

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otto_hahn

  • noun German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968)
    Hahn.

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synthesiser

  • noun an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
    synthesizer; synthesist.
  • noun (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments
    synthesizer.

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walther_hermann_nernst

  • noun German physicist and chemist who formulated the third law of thermodynamics (1864-1941)
    Nernst.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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cryptologist

  • noun decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
    cryptanalyst; cryptographer.

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glenn_theodore_seaborg

  • noun United States chemist who was one of the discoverers of plutonium (1912-1999)
    Seaborg; Glenn T. Seaborg.

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chemistry

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemical science.
  • noun the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    • the chemistry of soil

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scholarship

  • noun financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit
  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism.

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rocket

  • noun any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    projectile.
  • noun a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
    rocket engine.

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convergent_thinker

  • noun a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
    solver; problem solver.

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atomic

  • adjective of or relating to or comprising atoms
    • atomic structure
    • atomic hydrogen
  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    nuclear.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs

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divination

  • noun successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
  • noun a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    prophecy.

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alum

  • noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
    ammonia alum; ammonium alum.
  • noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
    potash alum; potassium alum.

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odd_hassel

  • noun Norwegian chemist noted for his research on organic molecules (1897-1981)
    Hassel.

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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norrish

  • noun English chemist (1897-1978)
    Ronald George Wreyford Norrish.

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pharmacy

  • noun the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
    pharmaceutics.
  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    chemist's shop; apothecary's shop; drugstore; chemist's.

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alchemy

  • noun the way two individuals relate to each other
    interpersonal chemistry; chemistry.
    • their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other
    • a mysterious alchemy brought them together
  • noun a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times

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dmitri_ivanovich_mendeleev

  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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muller

  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
    Paul Hermann Muller.
  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)
    Karl Alex Muller.

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encyclopaedism

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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bookman

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; scholar; student.

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cavendish

  • noun British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
    Henry Cavendish.

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lavoisier

  • noun French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
    Antoine Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier.

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roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Richard J. Roberts; Richard John Roberts.
  • noun United States evangelist (born 1918)
    Oral Roberts.

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ratiocinator

  • noun someone who reasons logically
    reasoner.

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hassel

  • noun Norwegian chemist noted for his research on organic molecules (1897-1981)
    Odd Hassel.

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robert_f._curl

  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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george_charles_hevesy_de_hevesy

  • noun Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)
    Hevesy.

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smalley

  • noun American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
    Richard Smalley; Richard E. Smalley; Richard Errett Smalley.

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ostwald

  • noun German chemist (1853-1932)
    Wilhelm Ostwald.

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subjectivism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience
  • noun the quality of being subjective

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specifier

  • noun someone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent)

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newton

  • noun English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
    Sir Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton.
  • noun a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes
    N.

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alumnus

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; alumna; grad; graduate.

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chemoimmunology

  • noun the field of chemistry concerned with chemical processes in immunology (such as chemical studies of antigens and antibodies)
    immunochemistry.

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wallace_carothers

  • noun United States chemist who developed nylon (1896-1937)
    Carothers; Wallace Hume Carothers.

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alembroth

The salt of wisdom of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant. Brande & C.

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hoffmann

  • noun Austrian architect known for his use of rectilinear units (1870-1956)
    Josef Hoffmann.
  • noun German chemist (1818-1892)
    August Wilhelm von Hoffmann.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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pharmaceutical_chemist

  • noun someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)
    pharmacologist.

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femtochemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies elementary (often very fast) chemical reactions as they occur; the experimental methods are often based on the use of femtosecond laser pulses

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post_doc

  • noun a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research
    postdoc; postdoctoral.
  • noun a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
    postdoc.

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humphrey_davy

  • noun English chemist who was a pioneer in electrochemistry and who used it to isolate elements sodium and potassium and barium and boron and calcium and magnesium and chlorine (1778-1829)
    Sir Humphrey Davy; Davy.

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highbrow

  • noun a person of intellectual or erudite tastes
  • adjective satellite highly cultured or educated
    highbrowed.
    • highbrow events such as the ballet or opera
    • a highbrowed literary critic

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antoine_lavoisier

  • noun French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
    Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier.

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medieval

  • adjective relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
    mediaeval.
    • Medieval scholars
    • Medieval times
  • adjective satellite as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
    gothic; mediaeval.
    • a medieval attitude toward dating

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rutherford

  • noun a unit strength of a radioactive source equal to one million disintegrations per second
  • noun British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749-1819)
    Daniel Rutherford.

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marcus_terentius_varro

  • noun Roman scholar (116-27 BC)
    Varro.

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elixir

  • noun a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
  • noun hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
    philosophers' stone; philosopher's stone.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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organic_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of compounds containing carbon (originally defined as the chemistry of substances produced by living organisms but now extended to substances synthesized artificially)

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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atomistic_theory

  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomism; atomic theory; atomist theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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cryptographer

  • noun decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
    cryptanalyst; cryptologist.

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natta

  • noun Italian chemist noted for work on polymers (1903-1979)
    Giulio Natta.

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image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    mental image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    persona.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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varro

  • noun Roman scholar (116-27 BC)
    Marcus Terentius Varro.

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nuclear_chemist

  • noun a chemist who specializes in nuclear chemistry
    radiochemist.

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pharmaceutics

  • noun the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
    pharmacy.
  • noun drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
    pharmaceutical; pharmaceutic.

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pharmaceutical

  • noun drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
    pharmaceutic.
  • adjective of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists
    pharmaceutic.
    • the pharmaceutical industry

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fritz_haber

  • noun German chemist noted for the synthetic production of ammonia from the nitrogen in air (1868-1934)
    Haber.

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pundit

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; savant; learned person.

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alchemical

  • adjective related to or concerned with alchemy
    alchemic.

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valedictory

  • noun a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    valedictory address; valedictory oration; valediction.
  • adjective of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
    • a valedictory address
    • valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course
    • a suitable valedictory gesture

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synthesizer

  • noun an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
    synthesist; synthesiser.
  • noun (music) an electronic instrument (usually played with a keyboard) that generates and modifies sounds electronically and can imitate a variety of other musical instruments
    synthesiser.

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sir_william_crookes

  • noun English chemist and physicist; discovered thallium; invented the radiometer and studied cathode rays (1832-1919)
    William Crookes; Crookes.

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anomalousness

  • noun deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
    anomaly.

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synthesis

  • noun the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)
  • noun the combination of ideas into a complex whole
    synthetic thinking.

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onsager

  • noun United States chemist (born in Norway) noted for his work in thermodynamics (1903-1976)
    Lars Onsager.

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robert_wilhelm_bunsen

  • noun German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)
    Bunsen; Robert Bunsen.

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atomist_theory

  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomism; atomic theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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decoder

  • noun the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
    decipherer.
  • noun a machine that converts a coded text into ordinary language

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alkahest

  • noun hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
    alcahest; universal solvent.

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synthesist

  • noun an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
    synthesizer; synthesiser.

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dorothy_hodgkin

  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Hodgkin.

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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joseph_louis_gay-lussac

  • noun French chemist and physicist who first isolated boron and who formulated the law describing the behavior of gases under constant pressure (1778-1850)
    Gay-Lussac.

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arranger

  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    organizer; organiser.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting
  • noun a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
    adapter; transcriber.

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elixir_of_life

  • noun a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists

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einstein

  • noun physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
    Albert Einstein.
  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    genius; brainiac; mastermind; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein

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problem

  • noun a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
    job.
    • she and her husband are having problems
    • it is always a job to contact him
    • urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog
  • noun a question raised for consideration or solution
    • our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

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robert_robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Sir Robert Robinson; Robinson.

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medieval_schoolman

  • noun a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism
    Schoolman.

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seaborg

  • noun United States chemist who was one of the discoverers of plutonium (1912-1999)
    Glenn Theodore Seaborg; Glenn T. Seaborg.

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learnedness

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learning; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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lord_todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Sir Alexander Robertus Todd; Todd.

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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michael_faraday

  • noun the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)
    Faraday.

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biochemistry

  • noun the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry

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william_henry

  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    Henry.

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scholarly

  • adjective characteristic of scholars or scholarship
    • scholarly pursuits
    • a scholarly treatise
    • a scholarly attitude

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graduate

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; alumna; grad; alumnus.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

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masorite

  • noun a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
    Massorete; Masorete.

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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spagyrist

A chemist, esp. one devoted to alchemistic pursuits. Obs.

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chemist

  • noun a scientist who specializes in chemistry
  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; pill pusher; apothecary; pharmacist.

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solvay

  • noun Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
    Ernest Solvay.

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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daniel_rutherford

  • noun British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749-1819)
    Rutherford.

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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ponderer

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    ruminator; muser; muller.

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august_wilhelm_von_hoffmann

  • noun German chemist (1818-1892)
    Hoffmann.

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richard_errett_smalley

  • noun American chemist who with Robert Curl and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1943)
    Smalley; Richard Smalley; Richard E. Smalley.

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henry_le_chatelier

  • noun French chemist who formulated Le Chatelier's principle (1850-1936)
    le Chatelier.

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radiochemist

  • noun a chemist who specializes in nuclear chemistry
    nuclear chemist.

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mastermind

  • noun someone who creates new things
    originator; conceiver.
  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Einstein; genius; brainiac; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein

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bunsen

  • noun German chemist who with Kirchhoff pioneered spectrum analysis but is remembered mainly for his invention of the Bunsen burner (1811-1899)
    Robert Wilhelm Bunsen; Robert Bunsen.
  • noun a gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
    etna; bunsen burner.

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doubter

  • noun someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
    skeptic; sceptic.
  • noun someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
    agnostic.

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wollaston

  • noun English chemist and physicist who discovered palladium and rhodium and demonstrated that static and current electricity are the same (1766-1828)
    William Hyde Wollaston.

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brainiac

  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Einstein; genius; mastermind; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein

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cabalist

  • noun a member of a cabal
  • noun an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
    kabbalist.

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soddy

  • noun a house built of sod or adobe laid in horizontal courses
    sod house; adobe house.
  • noun English chemist whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes (1877-1956)
    Frederick Soddy.

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heyrovsky

  • noun Czechoslovakian chemist who developed polarography (1890-1967)
    Joroslav Heyrovsky.

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